John J. McNamara

Top rated construction litigation attorney in Southborough, Massachusetts

Lane McNamara LLP
John J. McNamara
Lane McNamara LLP

Practice Areas: Construction litigation, Employment litigation, General litigation; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1991

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2016 - 2022

Lane McNamara LLP

257 Turnpike Road
Suite 240
Southborough, MA 01772 Visit website

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John McNamara, a founding partner of Lane McNamara LLP, concentrates his practice in construction law and litigation, suretyship, insurance defense, and employment law. He takes a client-centered approach to understand all aspects of the client’s business in order to appropriately advise clients.

John has received peer recognition from a variety of sources.  He has been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list multiple times and in every year since 2016.  He has also been awarded an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.  John has also been selected for Top Lawyers, as published in the Boston Globe, and he is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.  He also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association on construction disputes.

John is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases before juries and judges.  He has also arbitrated and mediated many construction cases in many forums.  Additionally, John has appeared before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  John has argued more than fifty (50) construction bid protests before the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

John has written and spoken extensively on construction law for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Aspen Law & Business, Lorman Education, The Associated Builders & Contractors, The Massachusetts Bar Association, and the National Business Institute.  

A graduate of Worcester State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1987), John earned his law degree from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law (J.D. 1990). He was a Note and Comment Editor for the Catholic University Law Review, 1989-1990.  John was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1990.  He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1991.

Practice areas

Construction litigation: business, Employment litigation: defense, General litigation, Surety

Focus areas

Construction defects, Employment law - employer, Litigation

  • 70% Construction litigation: business
  • 10% Employment litigation: defense
  • 10% General litigation
  • 10% Surety

First Admitted: 1990, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://lanemcnamara.com/attorney-john-mcnamara/

Honors/Awards:
  • The Construction Lawyers Society of America elected John J. McNamara as a Fellow in 2017, Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Selected Top Lawyers in Boston as Published in the Boston Globe
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Calculating Construction Damages, 2nd Edition 1999, Aspen Law and Business
  • Note and Comment Editor, Catholic University, Law Review
  • Invited Lecturer of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 1990, The Fairfax County, Virginia Public Works Contract: An Overview, Industry Counsel on General Conditions Fairfax County, Virginia
  • 1993, What Contractors Should Know About Joint Check Agreements and Bond Claims, Associated Builders & Contractors, June 24, 1993
  • 1993, Prevailing Wage Enforcement: Life After DLI, Associated Builders & Contractors, November 4, 1993
  • 1994, Construction Law and Administration Workshop, Construction Industries of Massachusetts, April 27, 1994
  • 1995, Public Construction Law and Administration Workshop, Construction Industries of Massachusetts, December 13, 1995
  • 1996, Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law, Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association, October, 20, 1996
  • 1996, Massachusetts Mechanics’ Lien Law, Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association, October 20, 1996
  • 1997, Advanced Construction Law in Rhode Island, National Business Institute
  • 1997, Construction Contracts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 1998, Performance and Payment Bond Claims in Rhode Island, Lorman Education Services
  • 1998, Evaluating Your Principal’s Construction Claims: What the Surety Needs to Know, First Annual Eastern Surety Bond Claims Review
  • 1998, Litigating Construction Site Injuries, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 1999, Massachusetts Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Education Services
  • 1999, What Surety Claims Professionals Should Know About Design-Build Projects, Second Annual Eastern Surety Bond Claims Review
  • 1999, Bid Protests on Public Construction Projects, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2000, Documenting Impact Claims –The Third Annual Eastern Bond Claims Review, Chatham, N.J.
  • 2000, Massachusetts Construction Defect Claims, Lorman Education Services
  • 2000, Massachusetts Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Education Services
  • 2000, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2001, Massachusetts Construction Defect Claims, Lorman Education Services
  • 2001, Construction Issues in Massachusetts, Lorman Education Services
  • 2001, Massachusetts Public Construction Law, Lorman Education Services
  • 2001, Massachusetts Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Education Services
  • 2002, Massachusetts Public Construction Law, Lorman Education Services
  • 2002, Construction Claims in Massachusetts, Lorman Education Services
  • 2002, Massachusetts Construction Law: Can This Job Be Saved?, Lorman Education Services
  • 2002, Massachusetts Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Education Services
  • 2003, Massachusetts Public Construction Law, Lorman Education Services
  • 2003, How to Evaluate, Prosecute and Defend Construction Tort Cases, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2005, Construction Reform – One Year Later, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2006, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2007, Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, National Business Institute
  • 2008, Recent Developments in Standard Form Construction Contract Documents, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2009, Massachusetts and Federal Prevailing Wage Law, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
  • 2009, Prevailing Wage Law, Lorman Educational Services
  • 2010, Massachusetts and Federal Prevailing Wage Law, Lorman Educational Services
  • 2011, Standard Form Construction Documents, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, October, 2011
  • 2011, Massachusetts and Federal Prevailing Wage Law, Lorman Educational Services
  • 2012, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2012, Trying a Construction Case: Pre-Trial Considerations and E-Disclosure Issues, June 26, 2012, Boston Bar Association
  • 2012, Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues, Lorman Educational Services
  • 2013, Massachusetts and Federal Prevailing Wage Law, Lorman Educational Services
  • 2014, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2015, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2016, Standard Form Construction Contracts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2017, Standard Form Construction Contracts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2018, Author, Chapter 7, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2019, Author, Chapter 7, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2020, Author, Chapter 7, Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 2020, Panelist, 10 Critical Issues That All Project Manager Should Understand, Associated Builders & Contractors Legal Roundtable
  • 2020, Panelist, Massachusetts Construction Law Webinar, Half Moon Education
  • 2021, Panelist, Strafford Publications, Inc., Joint Check Agreements: Contractor Liability, Supplier Payment and Lien Rights
  • Speaker, “Schedules and Delays, Changes, and Differing Site Conditions”, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, Boston, MA, September 30, 2021
  • 1991, Immigration-Related Employment Practices: What Contractors Should Know About Employing Alien Workers, Construction Business Review
  • 2000, Construction Claims: Pass Through Agreements and Claim Submittals, Building Massachusetts
  • Author, Attention Gray Market Shoppers: K-Mart v. Cartier, Inc. Fails to Clarify the Clouded Area of Gray Market Goods, 38.4 Catholic University Law Review 933 (1989)
  • Chapter Author, Construction Law Handbook, Chapter 28 Compensatory Damages for Breach of Contract, 1998 Aspen Law and Business
  • Co-Author, Calculating Construction Damages, 1st Edition 1992, Wiley Law & Business
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Massachsuetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1991
  • Co-Chair Boston Bar Association Committee on Construction
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Virginia, 1990
  • Massachusetts, 1991
Educational Background:
  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C., J.D.Note and Comment Editor, Catholic University, Law Review, 1990
  • Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1987 B.A., Summa Cum Laude
Industry Groups:
  • Associated Builders &Contractors

Office location for John J. McNamara

257 Turnpike Road
Suite 240
Southborough, MA 01772

Phone: 508-905-1010

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2016 - 2022

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